Lessons on the Armor of God, “How to Win Against Sin”

The Armor of God is a great passage of Scripture to teach to children. It is visual and has immediate, real world applications for them. The 9 lesson unit covers Ephesians 6:10-20. It is entitled “How to Win Against Sin” because our real battle is against sin, and with Jesus, we can win.

These lessons are very user-friendly. Even a first-time Sunday school teacher can confidently teach with this! I have included teacher preparation, including Scripture to read for your own benefit and growth. Within the teaching part of the lesson, I have italicized what you can simply read to the children. I would suggest however reading through it and presenting the information in your own way.

The Lessons: We are adding new each week, many not be complete until Feb 2013.

  1. Our Enemy, Our Hero
  2. The Belt of Truth (worksheets)
  3. The Breastplate of Righteousness
  4. The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
  5. The Shield of Faith
  6. The Helmet of Salvation
  7. The Sword of the Spirit
  8. Battle Plan: Prayer
  9. Declare it Boldly!

Outline: Every lesson follows the same basic outline. It includes Scripture references, Teacher Preparation, Theme, Memory Verse, a game, the lesson itself, a poster piece, a craft and activity page.

Each activity comes with two choices: one for older children and one for non-readers.

More Suggestions & Resources

The Poster is an important part of each lesson. It allows for easy review and helps the kids to get excited for the next lesson. I have included a few basic pieces for the poster. They will fit nicely on a regular sized piece of poster board. For the children and the pieces of armor, use the wonderful coloring pages found on this website. Be as elaborate as you like for the background of the poster. Feel free to add a castle and green forest, or just use markers to outline a few trees, the sun and grass. (download)

Most of the crafts use 18 inch by 12 inch construction paper and basic school supplies. You will also need feathers and poster board for a couple of lessons.

Be sure to stay in prayer and follow the teacher preparation. As the Lord teaches you, you will become better equipped to teach the children. Most of all, just love on the kids and Jesus would, and have a great time together!


Comments

  1. Andreina says

    we just finished this series yesterday was our childrens service and we did a performance to the Go Fish song “Army of the Lord”.God bless all those teachers and bless the minds that go into this blog!!!

  2. Bess says

    WOW, what a wonderful unit for our Sunday School 1st – 5th graders. This has been a really time saving bonus for us. Thank you for all your wonderful hard thoughtful effort put into this ARMOR unit.

  3. kathleen woodcraft says

    I am glad i have found your armor of God lessons i plan to start them tomorrow with my sunday school class
    they look good and simple to understand

  4. Dawn says

    Thanks so much for these free lessons, I have used this site more times than I remember! I have a question on the Armor of God series. For lesson 1, did you intend for the poster that each child would do, to be a duplicate of the color by number page? Or, are we to paste the boy/girl pages on posterboard and add pieces of armor each week? What is the Our Enemy, Our Hero activity page? Is it the color by number? Sorry for all the questions, just a bit confused. Thanks!!!

  5. Shanika Santos says

    Thank you so much for providing this resource. This website has truly been a blessing for our ministry; financially we did not have a lot of resources available for curriculum so to be able to come to this website and access such wonderful lesson has been a huge blessing to our children’s ministry. God Bless You ALL!

  6. Amy says

    What a great lesson! We have so enjoyed using the Armor of God lesson plans! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Lucy says

    Thank you so much, these resources are just what I was looking for! Am running the children’s work for a weekend away and was asked to run three sessions of 3 hours each. Have taken your wonderful sessions and adapted them, and I’m excited to see what God does with it all.
    Your generosity in sharing this material is much appreciated. God bless!

  8. Hazel Boggs says

    Used this study recently for our yearly MeMaw/PaPaw camp. It was great – we and grandchildren enjoyed the entire week. Thank you for this ministry. Oh, and we loved the Go Fish Armor of God I Am a Soldier of the Lord. It was awesome!

  9. kathvalerio@gmail.com says

    Thank you for providing excellent Bible lessons for teachers. I am planning on using the Armor of God unit. I need it in Spanish though. When I clicked on Lesson 1 the PDF file came up but it was in English. How do I get it in Spanish??? Thank you!

  10. Kimberly says

    Thank you so much for this lesson my Sunday school class is 7-9 small of ten to eleven kids we never did tome to get through the entire thing game and crafty i varied it week to week which one we will do thank you so much

  11. Sonya McElroy says

    This was an amazing series on the Armor of God. My students and I both were blessed tremendously. The lessons were very simple and easy to understand for all ages. I have 5-12 years of age and it is hard to find something for that age spread.

  12. Lian says

    Thanks so much for sharing. We used these lessons for kids church. They were great and saved us so much time preparing a lesson ourselves. Really appreciate it!

  13. Gwen says

    Thank you for all the lessons you provide on your website. I really enjoyed this series of lessons on the armor of God, as well as my Children’s Church class. I have found that when you include an activity and game in your lesson it helps the younger ones to remember the lesson. When we were finished with the series, the children put on all the armor they had made and stood on the stage in our sanctuary to share the what they had learned. It was definitely a memorable and enjoyable series of lessons. Thank you for all you do and to God be the Glory.

  14. Jill says

    I am loving these lessons and so are my junior church kids. I wanted to share a couple of changes I made. For the belt of truth we used the belts that you use with football pants. I used the white ones. They are only a dollar or two a piece and you can get them at sporting goods stores. Then we wrote a truth from the Bible on them with permanent markers. Then they decorated them with more colors or however they wanted to fill it up (words, pictures, hearts, etc.).
    Tomorrow we will be doing the shoes and we will be making them out of duct tape (there are many web sites and you tube videos to show you how – not complicated) and adding a cross or dove (for peace) that I got with a whole box of Christian foam stickers . It takes a little more time, but they can actually be worn.
    Thank you so much for these lessons!

  15. Amy says

    I was looking for some ideas. For the summer my kids and I are going to study the armor of God. I was jazzed to find your lessons! Each Wednesday we have “class” at our home called Wednesday Wisdom. Thank you this blessing!

  16. Ndaiziyei Murimba says

    Thank so much for such valuable resources which I came across “accidentally”, I was just flipping through looking for resources which could enrich my teaching, and I came to your resources. I cant believe how rich and easy to follow they are. My 8 weeks on the Armour of God are covered, but more than that, I can have my daily devotionals by getting into the suggested readings and really study the word of God at the same time.

  17. Barb says

    We are ready to start a teaching on, “The Armor of God.” Your lessons have been a god send for us. Out children range from preschool to the 5th grade, so we need quick simple lessons. I love how your lessons have color sheets and games. thank you so much making everything so simple for us teachers and for the kids.

  18. Keri says

    Thank you SO much for this wonderful website. It is the first resource I go to when preparing for my weekly lessons at church. I appreciate your willingness to allow others to use these resources for free, because my church has a very small budget for children’s curriculum. Thank you again, and God bless you for your service to God’s Kingdom!

  19. Christy says

    Sometimes God amzes me with surprises! I came here looking for a picture to use for “Armor of God” series! Now I see you are posting a series! Thank God for you!

  20. Tara says

    Thank you so much for creating this program and sharing your gift! We are using this to teach children in an inner city after school program about the love of Jesus and standing firm in Him.

  21. Jennifer says

    I am currently using these lessons for our children’s evening class and they have been wonderful. They are easy to use and great for children ages 5-10. Thank you so much for posting them.

  22. Yolande says

    I have started 2 weeks ago with the Armor of God lessons and wow, it is really wonderfull. My kids love the activities alot.

    Thanks alot for the wonderful and free lessons.

    God Bless

  23. Tj says

    I also was wondering if you where going to post the rest of the lessons they are great.

  24. Adebukola Bankole says

    Whoa! This is awesome, I really love the lesson it quite interesting. Will use in it in our sunday school manual.

    Thanks for the good work, the Lord bless you real good.

    Looking forward to rest of the lessons.

    Love you with the love of God.

  25. Tara Tegard says

    Hi Peggy, the posts have been fixed, and more should be coming soon. I’m glad you liked the first lesson, and I hope you enjoy the rest!

    Blessings,
    Tara

  26. Peggy says

    I really liked the first lesson, and used it with my class. The second lesson is not available, and the download for the introductory lesson and lesson one are the same. Is there a problem?
    thanks

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